'In general a principle of justice': The debate on the'crime against peace' in thewake of the nuremberg judgment

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The Nuremberg judgment concerning the crime against peace failed to provide a per- suasive argument that the convictions for this crime were in keeping with the prin- ciple nullum crimen sine lege and especially with the prohibition of ex post facto criminal law. For this reason, the contemporary response to the International Military Tribunal judgment in that respect, both in Germany and the United States, was predominantly critical.Vindication for the ‘Nuremberg revolution’ can be achieved only through a consistent application of the newly established principle that preparing for and waging an aggressive war is a criminal offence under interna- tional law. The so-called ‘Kampala compromise’of 2010 is an important step in this direction

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